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School notes

Published October 19, 2007


Elementary schools

Bryant Elementary: 813 356-1645

Prefer not to participate in PTA fundraisers? Join the Family Partnership Program, buy a brick and your family still can be recognized in the school newsletter and Web site. Donations are $100 to $300.

Citrus Park Elementary: (813) 558-5356

Looking for a taste of teaching? Parents, community members and friends of the school are invited to participate in the Great American Teach-In on Nov. 14. The theme is "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility." Registration forms are at

Jeanne Gorecki, the school's reading coach, seeks teacher assistants to help use academic games in a new reading resource by copying, laminating, cutting and more. Call (813) 558-5356 or (813) 855-8178 or e-mail

Deer Park Elementary: (813) 956-6636

Before- and after-school enrichment clubs have begun. The dance club and the cadet chorus meet from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays; beginner guitar is at 7:20 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; the art club meets from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; the Orff ensemble is at 7:20 a.m. Thursdays; and the Ranger chorus is from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays. Call (813) 854-6031 for more information about the Orff ensemble, cadet chorus, beginner guitar and Ranger chorus.

Hammond Elementary: (813) 792-5120

Help us reach our goal of earning $1,000 through the Box Tops for Education fundraiser. Label box top submissions with your child's name, teacher and grade. Visit to see the school's Box Tops earnings, get coupons and more.

Morgan Woods Elementary: (813) 872-5369

Are you smarter than a Morgan Woods Tiger? Find out at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. As part of American Education Week, parents, teachers and students will get together to promote academic achievement. Call (813) 872-5369.

Turner Elementary: (813) 907-9066

Volunteers are needed for the Help Encourages Rising Opportunities tutor program. Tutors would meet for 30 minutes once or twice a week. No experience necessary. Call (813) 907-9066, ext. 434.

Middle schools

Independent Day School-Corbett Campus: (813) 833-7222

Find out what the school has to offer at the admission open house at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the school, 12015 Orange Grove Drive. The school offers fine arts, sports and technology programs.

Adams Middle School: (813) 975-7665

The Homework Central server is up and running, and teachers are posting homework and activities. Visit the site at

The PTSA is selling blue backsacks with the Warrior logo printed on them for $10. A sample is on display, and orders can be made in the front office.

The Parent Teacher Student Association seeks members, especially students. The cost is $6.

The Steering Committee is selling 4- by 8-inch engraved bricks for $25. Have it installed in one of the school's new gardens. The school also seeks a landscape or paver company to donate its services to install the bricks. Call (813) 975-7665, ext. 215.

Benito Middle School: (813) 631-4694

The Benito PTSA would like to build a concrete pad for the bicycle rack near the PE court. Know someone in the construction industry who would like to help? Call the PTSA at (813) 631-4694, ext. 238.

Terrace Community Middle School: (813) 987-6555

The Terrace Community Public Charter School is taking applications for the 2008-09 academic year. Applications received by Jan. 14 will be eligible for the Jan. 22 lottery. Apply online at or complete an application at the school, 11734 Jefferson Road, Thonotosassa.

Farnell Middle School: (813) 356-1640

Tuesday to Oct. 31: The Gyrfalcons Field Trip to Lowry Park Zoo is at 10 a.m.


Nov. 9: PTSA dance is from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Nov. 13: PTSA general assembly meeting about Internet safety.

High schools

Gaither High School: (813) 975-7340

Registration for adult community classes, including conversational Spanish, public speaking and introduction to computers, is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the school, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 632-6823 from 2 to 8 p.m. for more information.

Jefferson High School: (813) 872-5241

IMPACT, Individually Motivated Performance by Computer Technology, is a one-year competency-based program that allows overage students an opportunity to graduate with their original class. This program of classes is during normal school hours and is not part of after-school, online or home-bound programs. Call (813) 872-5241, ext. 251.

Looking for an easy way to stay in touch with teachers? Access teacher e-mail addresses, phone extensions and classroom Web sites from

Find contact information for coaches, the winter or spring schedule and more for any school sport online at

Discover what job opportunities await at the Career & College Fest from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the school, 4401 Cypress St. Call (813) 231-1881.

Sickles High School: (813) 631-4742

Receive information and important reminders from the principal from the listserv. Visit and add Sickles to your school list.

[Last modified October 18, 2007, 07:12:24]

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